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3/25/2020 3:00:49 AM
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A long-time "Casual player" says goodbye to Destiny 2

Though I doubt anything I say will make any difference, a small hope is harbored that perhaps future developers possibly reading this might avoid the (IMO) mistakes Bungie has made with Destiny. Even if it's just me getting these things off my chest, that's fine too. *shrugs* lol. I'm not a new player either; got the game (D2) at the beginning, left for a bit when Warmind came out, came back around the first Dawning, I think? Got an "annual pass" with Shadowkeep, and so there's a season after this, but heck with it, I'm done. Just letting you know I'm not someone who just got the game 3 months ago. I'll avoid a big spiel about boss/"mini"boss bullet sponges, that can cut -you- down in a second with -their- bullets, while given full immunity shields by other enemies, while teleporting around so much you can barely hit them anyway, while -regenerating health- ("champions"), and knocking you off the map, while your most powerful move takes a tick mark off their health and takes 4-5 minutes to recharge, and timers, and death wipes, etc.etc, ad nauseam. Don't waste your time responding, "Are you doing this-or-that? blah blah blah", because as you can see, I'm not bothering saying "Yes, I'm doing this-or-that, blah blah blah." This is the cue where some of you might say, "giT gUuD fiLtHy cAsuAl", and I might say, "giT GUud" at finding a job, no-life, NEET, nerd 'sweatlord'; but let's skip all that, shall we? I know I am, trololol *grins* The -point- is, D2 is a chore, and not fun, to -me-. And all the "giT guUd" posts you can type won't change that, what? So on to the undeniable, objective issues. Increasing bugginess- Yes D2 gave me a few "kick to orbit" errors the 1st week, but then it was smooth sailing until I left when Warmind hit. Since I've come back, the bugs have been gradually increasing, interfering more with the game. In fairness, this seems to be an issue across recent gaming, and Bungie isn't Bugthesda (yet?). "Fallout76 OMEGALUL" as the Twitch chat Netkidz(tm) would say. Still, there is -no excuse- for poor quality, -none-! Shrinking player base- The last couple seasons especially, I've been by myself on map sections for increasing time periods, even on the one time busy EDZ. It's been -more- noticeable this season, since one of it's activities is a modified public event. I remember heading out to the EDZ seraph tower for the first time, thinking, "This is a seasonal activity, right? There's -bound- to be someone there!" *Crickets* I was the only one there, waited a bit, but had to come back later. Yes, was able to do it later, but it was an inauspicious, and chilling, start. O_o For an "always multi-player online" (read: subscription MMO model) game, this can "gatekeep" content, so is an acute problem. Design stuff I -still- think future developers should avoid: Destiny 2 maps have waaaaaayy too many death drops. One or more of the map designers seem to have an morbid fetish for heights, or making people fall off from them. I'm actually concerned for their mental health. I'm dead serious, it's so prevalent, I think they may need psychological help. I don't know who or where they are, but not sure I want them knowing who or where -I- am, either. If I knew we were in the same room, don't think I'd turn my back on them. O_o Oh, and it's also very, -very- annoying game-wise, too. Gotta say, I was not into gaming during the big platforming era, still, I think Destiny proves that FPS + platforming = bad, bad, move. Don't do it, future developers! Not being able to re-load while sprinting: Come on then! you could do that even back in Borderlands 1, lol! Likely any other FPS I've played iirc, but definitely most of them. Yet you can re-load during your floaty, space magic jump? It seems like a small thing, but it's been a constant annoyance that I've wanted to get off my chest. Your ammo stocks disappearing when you switch equipped weapons: This is absolutely -asinine-! I can't think of -any- other game I've played that's done this; not just FPSs, but -any- genre that's used consumables/ammunition, etc. I can't think of a single, legitimate reason for it, it's ridiculous! Do NOT do it future developers! Right then, I'm off to kiss my clan goodbye in game -and- on Discord, then delete D2 from my system. Carry on!

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  • [quote]Shrinking player base- The last couple seasons especially, I've been by myself on map sections for increasing time periods, even on the one time busy EDZ. It's been -more- noticeable this season, since one of it's activities is a modified public event. I remember heading out to the EDZ seraph tower for the first time, thinking, "This is a seasonal activity, right? There's -bound- to be someone there!" *Crickets* I was the only one there, waited a bit, but had to come back later. Yes, was able to do it later, but it was an inauspicious, and chilling, start. O_o For an "always multi-player online" (read: subscription MMO model) game, this can "gatekeep" content, so is an acute problem.[/quote] Uuuuuhh, I mean sure the game has lost a few players but its still EXTREMELY populated most times of the day. Its still one of the top played Steam games soo... yeah this is a bit wrong. You just joined into an empty instance. Reload by teleporting back to the drop zone a few times and you will find a full instance. That or you are playing at non peak hours. 70% of the time I can find a seraph tower right away, but you aren't going to see the Earth one right now cause... everyone is doing the moon one because that one is required for the weekly bounty... duh?

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    • If i dont like a game i uninstall keep it moving not wite a resignation letter like its a job

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      • I'm not reading all that, so I'm just going to say ciao and good luck on your next game addiction 😘

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        • i understand you cant bear playing the game anymore, but please stay on this forum and help bashing the game :)

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          • Damn, I must have taken a wrong turn back there to wind up in this airport.... again!

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          • id play pve a lot more this season, including seraph tower events, if sword, relic and worldline skating was still in the game, thats for sure.

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          • A long-time "Casual player" says goodbye... That would mean, you are not really casual, you have been here a while... I feel you man, stepping away soon myself... Sometimes you have to vent before you go. I feel your frustrations.

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            • Good

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            • Quitting this game is a huge sigh of relief. Its like overcoming a very unhealthy addiction and when you quit, its a great feeling of release.

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            • This is why destiny is where it is now. Dogshit story, lack of meaningful content in tbe game, horrible design flaws. But yeah ammo stocks dissapearing when you swap a weapon... That shits the last straw. 🤦‍♂️

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            • Just quit. Here Bye Im done. Quick n simple. Bungo doesn't care they got your money. Done move on

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            • Let me sum this up for you.... goodbye. See simple dont need your long winded explanation about a video game doesn't do it for you any more. Move on stop meandering around here waiting for some one to be like "baby don't go we still want you here. Gtfo dont reply dont look back. Deuces.

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            • Deleted both D1 and D2 from my ps4 2 months ago and all gear switching apps from my phone, this game rots and it only gets worse as time goes on which is amazing because you think to yourself "how could it get any worse?" Well they find a way.

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              • I'm surprised by this. I'm as casual a blueberry as it's possible to be and have been since day one of D1. If anything I would have said that most of the negative feed back seen here is from the dedicated elites who want more challenges. Casuals have little to complain about as Bungie seem to be pitching the game at exactly us and, as far as I can see, they've got it just about right. Things [i][b]are[/b][/i] perfectly placed for casual play. So we should be happy shouldn't we??

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              • A long time casual player says "see you in a few weeks", to the long term casual player who thinks he's saying "goodbye". ;)

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              • Why the wall of text? Send the feedback in a email to Bungie. Goodbye farewell!

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              • news flash

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              • I would put myself somewhere in the in between range from casual to hardcore. I usually just do campaign and strikes and I'm personally not a fan of PVP, but I understand why people like it. Certain parts of the game just aren't my thing, so I just don't participate in them. Being a girl, I don't have any close friends that play Destiny and my brother isn't interested, so I've just soloed everything I can. I've never done a raid and, in some cases, it's IMPOSSIBLE (like made to not happen, actually NOT POSSIBLE to complete alone) to do a raid. My advice is, try and enjoy the campaign more and stay away from Trials. Also, I've never had a huge issue with the game's mechanics. If you wanna stop playing, then sure, stop, but don't blame it on the developers.

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                • Enjoy your next gaming addiction. Destiny has it's flaws and I might just one day write an essay about them. Y3 feels like an experimental wreck to me. Maybe return in year 4.

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                • Alright bye.

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                • I’m sorry but the points you’ve made here are not even close to the biggest issues the game has. If you want to quit just quit lmao

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                • I haven't played d2 in a long time. The seasons are boring. The loot isn't even exciting. It's just reskins of other weapons and armor minus exotics. So the grind for the millionth hand cannon, pulse, auto rifle etc. with the same perks just isn't fun especially when you only have so much time to grind for them now. Level caps on weapons wouldn't be an issue if the grind for the best rolls didn't take as long as the weapons' time in the spotlight. If bungie were to create more activities like the menagerie it would help. By the way I love fallout 76. It has it's problems but I enjoy it regardless.

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                • Bye miss you

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                • No friend! Stay! Please? -HULK We will send your feedback to the development team, it's, ugh, very valuable to us. -Cozmo

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                • I just moved to D1.

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